‘Her brilliance and humor have been unmatched’

The unhappy affirmation of Naya Rivera’s dying Monday was met with an outpouring of affection for the actress.

The 33-year-old, who memorably performed cheerleader Santana on Glee throughout its six-season run that resulted in 2015, had been lacking since July eight. That’s when Rivera and her Four-year-old son, Josey Dorsey, have been seen renting a pontoon boat to exit on California’s Lake Piru. Josey was discovered a couple of hours later asleep within the boat alone. He stated his mom had by no means returned.


The Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace had been looking out the world since then, and Rivera’s former Glee co-star Heather Morris had even supplied to place collectively her own search team. On Monday, officers stated they discovered a physique and later confirmed that they imagine the body is Rivera.

Former co-stars of the actress, who later appeared in Lifetime’s Devious Maids and the YouTube Pink collection Step Up: Excessive Water, have been heartbroken. In reality, a number of Glee solid members gathered at the lake simply forward of the official information.

Many honored her on social media, too. Lea Michele shared throwback images of Rivera and Glee solid member Cory Monteith, who died seven years in the past on July 13, 2013.

Naya Rivera was 33. (Photo: Instagram)
Naya Rivera was 33. (Picture: Instagram)
Lea Michele shared this photo of the "Glee" cast. (Photo: Instagram)
Lea Michele shared this picture of the “Glee” solid. (Picture: Instagram)

Chris Colfer stated of Rivera, “Her brilliance and humor have been unmatched” and Kevin McHale posted a number of tributes to his “Bee,” whereas Jane Lynch referred to as her “a drive.” Others from the Fox present added their very own tributes.

Rivera’s loss was felt by many extra well-known former colleagues — she’d labored within the leisure trade since she was a baby — and those that have been simply straight-up followers. Amongst them have been a number of queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race. Rivera served as a visitor choose on an April 2017 episode of the truth present.


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